Ft. Lauderdale, Fla (September 26, 2018) — The Meli’sa Morgan, The Dazz Band, and adds five legendary entertainers to its superstar lineup as Heatwave, BT Express, Clifton Davis join Smokey Robinson (in a special appearance on 1/23/19), Gladys Knight and more when it sails through the Caribbean from January 20-27, 2019. George Clinton, in one of his final performances before he retires, The Ohio Players, Stephanie Mills, Morris Day & The Time, The Chi-Lites featuring Marshall Thompson, Bloodstone, New Birth, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Ray, Goodman & Brown, Al McKay All Stars performing the music of Earth, Wind & Fire and Jacob Lusk (a tribute to Luther Vandross), along with Cruise Host Tony Cornelius, The Urban Guerilla Orchestra, co-host Angela Stribling of Pillow Talk, co-host Jerry Wells, original Soul Train Dancer Cheryl Song, The Soul Train Cruise comedy club presents A.J. Jamal and Kivi Rigers and music executive Chuck Gamble will also spend the week with fans, delivering the vacation experience of a lifetime. In all, over 50 concerts will play throughout the Soul Train Cruise as it departs from Ft. Lauderdale and sails to the Dominican Republic, San Juan, and the beautiful private island of Half Moon Cay on Holland America Line’s luxurious Nieuw Amsterdam.
“When we were invited to join the 2019 Soul Train Cruise, we were just as excited about performing for fans as we are about watching all of the other concerts onboard,” says Eugene Phillips of Heatwave. “The amount of star power on this cruise is ‘mind-blowing.’” Formed in 1975, Heatwave is best known for their string of funky dance hits, “Boogie Nights,” “The Groove Line,” “Mind Blowing Decisions” and the classic ballad, “Always and Forever.”
Singer, producer, actor and longtime Christian minister Clifton Davis will also join the Soul Train Cruise to lead a series of special gospel and worship events, including:
· A praise and worship concert honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
· A gospel service backed by The Urban Guerrilla Orchestra
· A tribute concert honoring the Queen of Soul, Ms. Aretha Franklin
“Gospel music is such an integral part of our lives, and the Soul Train Cruise producers have taken great steps to make sure the voyage is enriched with the music and the messages of faith,” says Davis. “I am grateful and humbled to be a part of bringing this experience to everyone on the ship.”